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Sammy Hale

Samuel Douglas Hale

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: September 10, 1896 in Glen Rose, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1920 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Browns 1920-1930

Final Game: August 23, 1930 (Age 33)
Died: September 6, 1974 in Wheeler, TX
Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, TX
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1313. Alex Johnson… #1314. Fernando Vina… #1315. Troy O'Leary… #1316. SAMMY HALE… #1317. Jim Lemon… #1318. Jack Graney… #1319. Wes Westrum… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1920 23 DET AL 76 129 116 13 34 3 3 1 14 2 0 5 15 .293 .322 .397 .719 92 46 0 3 5/8O4
1921 24 DET AL 9 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1923 26 PHA AL 115 474 434 68 125 22 8 3 51 8 3 17 31 .288 .327 .396 .723 89 172 8 14 *5
1924 27 PHA AL 80 287 261 41 83 14 2 2 17 3 2 17 19 .318 .367 .410 .777 99 107 3 6 5/O796
1925 28 PHA AL 110 426 391 62 135 30 11 8 63 7 4 17 27 .345 .376 .540 .915 124 211 2 16 5/4
1926 29 PHA AL 111 353 327 49 92 22 9 4 44 1 4 13 36 .281 .311 .440 .751 90 144 1 12 5/O9
1927 30 PHA AL 131 573 501 77 157 24 8 5 81 11 3 32 32 .313 .358 .423 .781 98 212 3 28 *5
1928 31 PHA AL 88 335 314 38 97 20 9 4 58 2 0 9 21 .309 .334 .468 .803 106 147 3 10 5
1929 32 PHA AL 101 416 379 51 105 14 3 1 40 6 2 12 18 .277 .303 .338 .641 62 128 2 23 5/4
1930 33 SLB AL 62 204 190 21 52 8 1 2 25 1 1 8 18 .274 .303 .358 .661 65 68 0 6 5
10 Yrs 883 3199 2915 422 880 157 54 30 393 41 20 130 218 .302 .336 .424 .760 93 1235 22 118
162 Game Avg. 162 587 535 77 161 29 10 6 72 8 4 24 40 .302 .336 .424 .760 93 227 4 22
PHA (7 yrs) 736 2864 2607 386 794 146 50 27 354 38 18 117 184 .305 .340 .430 .770 95 1121 22 109
DET (2 yrs) 85 131 118 15 34 3 3 1 14 2 1 5 16 .288 .317 .390 .707 89 46 0 3
SLB (1 yr) 62 204 190 21 52 8 1 2 25 1 1 8 18 .274 .303 .358 .661 65 68 0 6

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1920 23 DET AL 76 129 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .500 .500 0.4 0.2 4 $1,800 5/8O4
1921 24 DET AL 9 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,000
1923 26 PHA AL 115 474 -8 1 0 1 4 -2 -0.3 18 16 1.5 .498 .499 1.5 0.4 15 $5,000 *5
1924 27 PHA AL 80 287 -0 0 0 2 2 4 0.4 11 14 1.4 .504 .502 1.2 0.4 13 $6,000 5/O796
1925 28 PHA AL 110 426 12 1 0 1 3 17 1.5 16 33 3.1 .514 .510 3.0 0.4 32 $6,000 5/4
1926 29 PHA AL 111 353 -7 -1 0 3 3 -3 -0.3 13 10 1.0 .498 .498 0.8 0.6 8 $7,000 5/O9
1927 30 PHA AL 131 573 -2 2 0 2 4 5 0.6 21 27 2.7 .504 .503 2.5 0.6 25 $8,000 *5
1928 31 PHA AL 88 335 1 1 0 5 2 10 1.0 13 22 2.2 .511 .506 1.7 0.8 17 $8,000 5
1929 32 PHA AL 101 416 -22 1 0 3 3 -16 -1.5 16 0 0.1 .485 .491 -0.3 0.6 -3 $6,000 5/4
1930 33 SLB AL 62 204 -11 0 0 1 1 -9 -0.8 8 -1 -0.0 .487 .495 -0.1 0.2 -2 $7,500 5
10 Seasons 883 3199 -41 6 0 19 22 5 0.5 120 126 12.5 .501 .501 10.5 4.0 107 $58,300
PHA (7 yrs) 736 2864 -27 5 0 17 20 15 1.4 108 123 12.1 .502 .501 10.4 3.7 105 $46,000
DET (2 yrs) 85 131 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .499 .500 0.3 0.2 3 $4,800
SLB (1 yr) 62 204 -11 0 0 1 1 -9 -0.8 8 -1 -0.0 .487 .495 -0.1 0.2 -2 $7,500

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1920 DET AL 23 3B 16 12 11 44 8 31 5 2 .886 2.44 .946 3.59
1920 DET AL 23 CF 5 4 3 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.80 .966 2.56
1920 DET AL 23 OF 4 4 3 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.75 .961 2.25
1920 DET AL 23 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.70
1923 PHA AL 26 3B 107 107 102 335 85 222 28 17 .916 2.87 .945 3.45
1924 PHA AL 27 3B 55 55 53 155 39 108 8 10 .948 2.67 .951 3.26
1924 PHA AL 27 OF 5 3 3 7 3 3 1 0 .857 1.20 .970 2.40
1924 PHA AL 27 LF 4 3 3 6 3 2 1 0 .833 1.25 .963 2.35
1924 PHA AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1924 PHA AL 27 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.10
1925 PHA AL 28 3B 96 88 84 295 98 173 24 19 .919 2.82 .947 3.21
1925 PHA AL 28 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 5.80
1926 PHA AL 29 3B 77 69 68 247 82 152 13 16 .947 3.04 .951 3.37
1926 PHA AL 29 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1926 PHA AL 29 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1927 PHA AL 30 3B 128 127 122 415 152 247 16 46 .961 3.12 .952 3.33
1928 PHA AL 31 3B 79 78 76 295 86 189 20 17 .932 3.48 .951 3.27
1929 PHA AL 32 3B 99 94 89 273 90 171 12 13 .956 2.64 .952 3.10
1929 PHA AL 32 2B 1 0 0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 5.00 .968 5.90
1930 SLB AL 33 3B 47 42 39 133 46 80 7 5 .947 2.68 .945 3.04
9 Seasons 3B 704 672 644 2192 686 1373 133 145 .939 2.92 .949 3.28
3 Seasons OF 10 7 6 14 9 4 1 0 .929 1.30 .966 2.33
1 Season CF 5 4 3 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.80 .966 2.56
1 Season LF 4 3 3 6 3 2 1 0 .833 1.25 .963 2.35
3 Seasons 2B 3 0 0 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 2.00 .967 5.80
2 Seasons RF 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.00
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.10
10 Seasons TOT 718 679 650 2212 699 1379 134 146 .939 2.89 .950 3.28
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1928 AL  0.8 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1925 AL  .345 (10th)
Career  .302 (185th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1925 AL  .540 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1925 AL  .915 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1925 AL  11 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1923 AL  8 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1927 AL  28 (2nd)
1929 AL  23 (6th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  107 (4th)
1927 AL  128 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1927 AL  152 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1927 AL  247 (4th)
1928 AL  189 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  28 (2nd)
1925 AL  24 (2nd)
1928 AL  20 (1st)
1929 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  17 (5th)
1925 AL  19 (5th)
1926 AL  16 (5th)
1927 AL  46 (1st)
1928 AL  17 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1928 AL  3.48 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  .916 (5th)
1927 AL  .961 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1585), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (949), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1283), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (164th), 12.5 career WAR/12.6 7yr-peak WAR/12.5 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192023Detroit Tigers$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192124Detroit Tigers$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192326Philadelphia Athletics$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192427Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192528Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192629Philadelphia Athletics$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192730Philadelphia Athletics$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192831Philadelphia Athletics$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192932Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193033St. Louis Browns$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$58,300
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Samuel Douglas Sammy samy Hale

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